Where To Spend New Year’s Eve In NYC

In just a couple of weeks we are ready to say goodbye not only to this year, but to the whole decade. I hope your year was amazing, and while mine was not entirely horrible, it was trying with losses that were almost impossible to bear. I’m ready to welcome a new year, remembering lost friends and companions, and looking forward to a new start. I’m pretty sure I am just going to stay home and relax with a good meal and even better wine, being that I’m out all year, wining and dining myself to report back to you. But you, however, need a great night out, and below are a few pretty darn good ideas! Jump on the reservations, they’ll be sold out soon.

Gabriel Kreuther

This amazing restaurant dons two Michelin Stars, and it is without a doubt one of my favorite spots in New York City. But it is also located on 42nd Street, so it makes it a phenomenal choice for New Years Eve, being that you’re within two blocks of the ball drop. The second seating (which is closer to midnight) will be priced at $545 per person, and it includes an 8-course tasting menu. There will also be Dinner Lounge seating and Bar Seating for a lower price. This is going into the new year with class and style!

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Scarpetta

If it’s upscale Italian food you desire, here’s a great choice. Scarpetta is a proven name in Italian fare, their reputation is immaculate. Choose from two seatings, from the café or the dining room, prices vary from $195 to $225 for a prix fixe menu that includes a champagne toast at midnight. Dinner courses include Duo of Yellowtail & Tuna Susci, Braised Short Ribs, Black Tagliolini with lobster, Halibut, Rosted Muscovy Duck and assorted sweets. Sounds amazing to me!

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Liberty Cruise

A cruise is always a good idea. Get away from the hustle and bustle from Times Square and sail away. For $219 you board at 9 pm, you’ll enjoy an open bar, dine from an open buffet with a myriad of choices, music to dance all evening and a champagne toast at midnight!

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TWA Hotel

Now here’s something totally different! Head to JFK Airport at 8 pm to the TWA hotel. Live music, ice skating performances, dinner stations, Champagne, in an amazingly beautiful setting. Watch planes take off and land in the TWA flight center designed in 1962. The whole place is stunning and one of a kind. The theme is 1962, so expect a few oldies on the dance floor! Prices start at $195 per person. This honestly sounds like something so different and fun, I’m so tempted myself!!!

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Dream Hotel

The Dream Hotel is known for its corkiness and fun. Hotel rooms are off the beaten path, and so is everything else about this hotel. In a good way of course. You wanna dance all night into the new year? This is the place to be. Price packages range from $249 to &1800, depending on your party size and your choice liquor, some packages include appetizers to be served at your table. This is Party Central NYC style.

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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